What is it like to work the recycling assembly line? At Waste Management's Davis Street Recycling Center located near the Oakland Airport, roughly 80 workers sort through 3,000 tongs of waste per day. This includes smelly food scraps, aluminum, paper, and glass, which provide Oakland with valuable export commodities.
Isabel, an Oakland recycling center employee talks about her job and union contract with Waste Management, the nationâs largest waste services provider. She and fellow co-workers are beginning to feel the pressure and strain as their contract with Waste Management expires later this month. She asks that Bay Area residents support center employees in organizing for better wages.